A children’s hospital finds scurvy is not rare

Hospitalized children with health problems were found to be vitamin C deficient to the point of scurvy (blood vitamin C concentrations below 23 micromole/liter of blood).  [Pediatric Radiology Oct 24, 2016]  Recently doctors treated a young child who develop a tumor in her optic nerve pathway at the back of her eye.  At 14 months of age she was administered toxic chemotherapy.  Progression of the disease continued till at age 2.8 years she was given intravenous vitamin C infusions.  After 30 months the tumor stabilized and then shrunk and finally disappeared.  [American Journal Case Reports Oct 24, 2015]

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